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Post by 10e5x » Thu, 07 Jan 2010 1:45 pm

hi guys,anyone went diving in bintan?hws the experince,the sea water compare to tioman?

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Post by Girl_Next_Door » Fri, 08 Jan 2010 8:14 am

I have never dive before in Bintan but I heard the diving conditions are not great. A lot of dive shops have also ceased diving in Bintan during monsoon period, but you can always try looking for one. During monsoon period, the dive shop only dive in Hantu.

Personal experience of Hantu, very dirty water, poor visibility. You will be lucky if you can see 1 fish. However, if your priority is to merely get a dive license, then do it in local waters now, and book yourself to Thailand or Indonesia for a real dive experience.

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Post by sgdivers » Fri, 08 Jan 2010 9:35 am

diving in bintan is definitely not the best thing but have to be better than hantu, and the costs for their owd are the same. (if im not wrong). Given the two choices, i'll take bintan. cheers.

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Post by dstme » Tue, 19 Jan 2010 9:07 am

I've done my Advance PADI and been diving in Sipadan, Bali and Aur. Sipandan is excellent and my planning is diving again in Bali. Consider cheap and a place to relax after diving. Anyone interested for this year trip? I need a buddy. Definitely no Hantu for me. you can only see sea horses. :D

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Post by Ste_fany » Sun, 07 Feb 2010 5:05 pm

Hi,
I ve just got my PADI OW in Bali and I am now looking for a diving partner.
Anyone interested?
I ve also planned to get my Advance Padi soon. Don't know where yet. Maybe Philipins...Anyone interested ?
Stephanie -26-

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Post by dstme » Sun, 07 Feb 2010 11:02 pm

Hi Stephanie,

Did you see Mola mola or Manta ray in Bali? If you go around this time of the year you won't see them. I'm think going down to Bali or Sipadan again this year. Interested?

rleow

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Post by Ste_fany » Mon, 08 Feb 2010 12:59 pm

Hi Rleow,
I saw Manta Ray in Bali. But the good season for Mola Mola is July, August and September...I really had fun in Bali and would love to go back there !
I ve never been in Sipadan but it looks like heaven. When have you planned to go there?
Stephanie

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Post by DrE4MeR » Sat, 06 Mar 2010 1:38 pm

Hi all,

Any of you guys interested in taking the PADI open water course?
Looks like great fun!

Cheers, D.

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Post by dstme » Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:02 pm

Hi Ste_fanny,
Sorry for late reply. I think will go to Sipadan again. The price seems ok about RM560 for 3 dives in Sipadan. Other like Mabul which is nearby the price is about RM450. the package 4D3N is about RM1000 all incl except air ticket. Let me know if interested.

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Post by Scubaeshop » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 1:13 pm

Yes Yes... Best time to go Bali is Aug to Sept to see Mola Mola...

Diving in Bali is GREAT.. reasonable price and wonderful experience.

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